Urban Development

Manchester Road Bus Shelters
Location – Bradford


Part of Bradford’s Quality Bus Initiative, which set out to transform the experience of waiting for and travelling on buses in the city, these imaginative structures were designed by award-winning Leeds architects Bauman Lyons, international artists Greyworld (London) and Tim Etchells (Sheffield).


The shelters aimed to encourage people to use the new and improved guided bus service and leave their cars at home, adding an element of fun, surprise and quiet anticipation. The bus shelters sport a 12-metre mast with a wind turbine creating energy to heat the shelters.


Challenges during the build included devising suitable temporary supports, to carry the angled masts, while concrete cured.